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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ollie Approved...

On Sunday afternoon, Ca-R-Ma (Cat Rescue Maritimes) held their first walk-a-thon to raise awareness and funds for the work they do in our community. Their mission is to bring feral cat populations into balance through trap-neuter-release programs. Hundreds of cat silhouettes were cut from foam-core and colored by local students, then they were mounted on stakes and displayed at Wilmot Park. I was a little late in getting down to the park but I did walk the length of the display to enjoy the artwork of our talented local youth. Of course being a cat-lover I felt this was a worthwhile project - it really drives the point home to see 450+ "cats" in one area and realize this is the number that have been neutered so far this year. Wow! You realize that it is a significant number! And of course there are many more which need to be done...
I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the artwork. (I don't know about you but looking at children's artwork always makes me smile...) Most of the cats were colored by elementary students, but some were done by art classes at one of our High Schools. Impressive!

Ca-R-Ma is doing great work in our city.. Ollie approves!

Colorful Calico Kitty...
Patchwork Kitty?
This lucky kitty had a lovely red coat
Unicorn Kitty?
Kitty with attitude!
Kitty with Big Dreams
Wanna-be Tiger Kitty
Picasso Kitty?
Sunset Kitty...
Peace,
Linda

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”  ~ Ernest Hemingway

5 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

I'm glad we're not the only community with so many feral cats. We recently had the same type of program carried out. I think many cats from the farms wander in to the pocket villages.
Having a walk to raise funds and awareness is a good idea.

Shelley said...

Thoroughly enjoyed this post Linda :) Some of the cat decorators look like they have potential for future quilters ...especially the one who gave the cat it's red coat! My oldest is a vet tech at City animal hospital on the north side and he sees lots of strays coming thru as Debbie donates too. This is a VERY worthy cause. Wish i had known about it as I was in Freddie on Sat too.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow! Those painted cats are really beautiful, Linda! What a terrific idea to support Carma and raise awareness. There are some very artistic kids in the city!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun art project! And what creative kids! I love them!

Jeanna said...

Fabulous idea for a worthy cause. There are so many communities that could benefit from a program like this.

I'm sure Ollie would agree ;)

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